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my guys - Charles, John and Jay


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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,300

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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  • v LPORTER2015
    I am so glad you decided to be an EMERALD GEM! I look forward to our new Spark Friendship. You're going to have so much fun doing this challenge.
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    20 days ago
    emoticon Just stopping by with some Scarlet Dragon cheerleading! emoticon Enjoy the Summer Mission: Slim-possible Challenge. Work hard, play hard and remember to live every week like it is start week!
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    21 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "You are the CEO of YOU. There is no job security, you must ensure that your company of YOU is one where if you were hiring a person you would pick you."
    ~Catherine Pulsifer ~
     "Once you have set the wheels of change in motion,
    the best thing to do is hang on...
    and learn to enjoy the ride."
    ~Lisa Villa Prosen

    27 days ago
  • v CFRY53
    This Golden Phoenix is coming to attack you with a water balloon!

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    In order to dodge it you must complete *10 LUNGES* on each side!
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    28 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    emoticon This Phoenix stayed totally dry and defended the nest from the flying monkey attack... emoticon this flock is up early to catch those pesky creatures by surprise!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon The Phoenix flock are well prepared for their Emerald City sneak attack,. Flying ever so silently following the yellow bricks and ready for their emoticon emoticon COUNTER-ATTACK while those those monkeys are all nestled in their beds. emoticon Mmmmwwwahsha no running from us now *splat**dplat*....gotcha
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    You can avoid a wet awakening by doing a 20 squats doesn't matter what kind emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Oh what a wonderful way to start a brand new week emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    29 days ago
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